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Re: ipv4.o module

To: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ipv4.o module
From: Matti Aarnio <matti.aarnio@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 02:11:11 +0200
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20020310000434.GA1266@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; from cw@xxxxxxxx on Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 04:04:34PM -0800
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On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 04:04:34PM -0800, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 04:41:31PM +0200, Matti Aarnio wrote:
.... 
>       One of my goals is to rip the TCP and UDP into separate submodules,
>       so that we can in fact load in TCP, UDP and preferred IP (4 and/or 6)
>       layers.
> 
> I considered this when I modularized things and opted not to as I
> couldn't see any real benefit in doing so... ideally you need
> ipv4_core.o (ipv4 + icmp), ipv4_tcp, ipv4_udp and such like.  However,
> is this really use to anyone?

  A pure IPv6 only system is the goal I had in mind.
  The IPv6 does happen to need TCP and UDP, which even use
  shared port number spaces (quite a complicated thing,
  actually.)

>   --cw

/Matti Aarnio

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